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  • Spice Girl Geri Halliwell -- that's Ginger -- engaged to Formula 1 boss

    Spice Girl Geri Halliwell -- that's Ginger -- engaged to Formula 1 boss
    Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell just spiced up her life with an engagement. The British pop star went the old-fashioned route, sharing the news that she and Formula 1 racer Christian Horner were affianced in a Tuesday newspaper announcement. The...
  • Eighth 'Star Wars' Movie to Shoot at Pinewood Studios

    LONDON -- "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has just finished shooting at Pinewood Studios, and the next "Star Wars" pic, the eighth film in the franchise, is already booked in to shoot at Pinewood as well, Ivan Dunleavy, CEO of U.K. production facilities...
  • Blake Edwards meets le Carré in PBS' 'Turks & Caicos'

    Blake Edwards meets le Carré in PBS' 'Turks & Caicos'
    Sometimes sequels can be a good thing — a very good thing. That's the story with "Turks & Caicos" and "Salting the Battlefield," the second and third films in what PBS is calling "The Worricker Trilogy," a terrific trio of made-for-TV movies...
  • Reports: 'Cannibal' tries to eat woman in British murder case

    British police confronted a man trying to eat the eyeball and face of a woman and used a stun gun on the cannibal who later died, local media quoted witnesses as saying. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and a murder investigation has been...
  • 'Lilting' a lyrical, emotional play on language

     'Lilting' a lyrical, emotional play on language
    "Lilting," starring Cheng Pei-pei and Ben Whishaw, is a lyrical little chamber piece on language, playing with what words mean, what the body says, what is understood and what is not. Writer-director Hong Khaou, in his feature directing debut, was...
  • Britain honors World War I dead with poppy tributes, concerts

    "In Flanders fields the poppies blow ..." is the opening line of one of the most famous poems about World War I. The red poppies that bloomed in the battlefields of Belgium and France became a powerful and lasting symbol of fallen soldiers and their...
  • New Britain's Polling Places For Today's Election

    New Britain's Polling Places For Today's Election
    NEW BRITAIN - City voters can cast ballots at the usual polling places today with one exception: Residents in District 4 will go to the DiLoreto School rather than to Gaffney School. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and won't close until 8 p.m. Voters with...
  • Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II

    Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of England, meet Maleficent! Angelina has received physical proof from Queen Elizabeth II that she is an honorary dame. "Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when HM presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read a...
  • Can Spain and Catalonia's marriage be saved? Let the Catalans vote

    Catalonia's drive to break away from Spain hit a roadblock this week. Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday agreed to hear Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's appeal contesting Catalonia's plan for a Nov. 9 referendum on independence and suspended the...
  • From fascinating historical details of London to the nitty-gritty of Disney World, travel books have it

    From fascinating historical details of London to the nitty-gritty of Disney World, travel books have it
    "National Geographic London Book of Lists: The City's Best, Worst, Oldest, Greatest, & Quirkiest" National Geographic, $19.95 London is endlessly fascinating, a city so iconic that even if people have never been there, they recognize its landmarks....
  • British boy gets 20 years for stabbing teacher to death

    British boy gets 20 years for stabbing teacher to death
    A teenage British schoolboy was jailed for at least 20 years on Monday after pleading guilty to stabbing to death a teacher he had developed a hatred of in front of horrified pupils during a lesson at a college in northern England. William Cornick,...